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The Punch List: $1B Obetz project, tax credits and more in our real estate roundup


Hello and happy Wednesday, Columbus!

If you've been busy trying to figure out which stage of Fool's Spring we're in here in Central Ohio, you may have missed some big news in the world of commercial real estate. Luckily, we've got you covered. Here's what you may have missed:

  • The city of Obetz is planning a $1 billion mixed-use project. Here's an early look at it.
  • Five Central Ohio projects were awarded transformational mixed-use tax credits from the state. Check out the list here and look at how it will impact one Delaware project here.
  • Kaufman Development's purchase of Franklinton's Idea Foundry building has been in the works for nearly a year. Take a look at how the deal came together and how much the Gravity developer paid for the site.
  • Boston-based Plymouth Industrial REIT is expanding its Columbus portfolio. Here's its latest property.
  • Developer Brad DeHays plans to create prefabricated affordable housing units at a modular apartment manufacturing facility at the former Value City Department Stores headquarters property. The project is expected to cost $98 million.
  • Take a first look inside the long-awaited Upper Arlington Community Center coming to the former Kingsdale Macy's site. After hitting its goal to raise $5.4 million of the total $54 million construction cost in December, the fundraising committee upped its target to $8 million.
  • Licking County developers are preparing for the impact of Intel's planned investment in the area. Here's what they had to say about housing, business growth and infrastructure.
  • Intel's massive investment has led Jersey Township to take steps to protect and control its future. The township is in the process of creating a zoning overlay to prevent further New Albany annexation along the state Route 161 corridor.
  • Columbus Downtown Development Corp.'s Topiary Park plans to bring about 100 affordable housing units to 497 E. Town St. Learn more about the project, which broke ground Tuesday, here.
  • In 2021, office tenants moved around Central Ohio as they evaluated their spacing and work models, but where did they go? According to a Colliers report, these were the most popular office markets in the region.

We will bring you this roundup mid-week every week. Think there's a deal that should be included in The Punch List? Let us know.